Are QR Codes Being Used Effectively In Direct Mail?

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Last month’s Have QR Codes Finally Reached Their Glory Days? Blog post illustrated the resurgence of the QR code in marketing. When looking through my mail the other day I decided to take a look at how companies are using the QR codes in their direct mail. The following direct mails were analyzed from both […]

Have QR Codes Finally Reached Their Glory Days?

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QR codes have been used by marketers since early 2010. As smartphone adoption increased, phone manufacturers and marketers realized the camera on the phones could be used to scan the codes. The hope was that response rates would increase as consumers find scanning a QR code an easy way to respond to printed advertising. QR […]

Print, Design, and Cities of the Future

Walking around my neighbourhood has been very strange for a while now, and I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to it. I live right in the heart of my city (Bristol in the UK), which is usually bustling with people in the bars, restaurants and cafés, especially at this time of year. But since […]

Shopping in the Time of Corona: How Print and Tech Give Retail a Lifeline

Most of us are living very different lives than we were a few months ago. Even though the priorities in the grand scheme of things are stopping the spread of the virus, keeping people safe, and caring for those who are sick, it’s OK to miss the little things. Some of mine are: strolling around […]

Three Tech Trends for Print… in 2020 and Beyond

Happy 2020! That number alone sounds pretty futuristic – I’m sure if our child selves were asked what 2020 will be like, many of us would have conjured up images of flying cars, robot helpers, and food replacement pills. Well, we’re not quite there with the flying cars, (although the recent CES show did see […]

Beacon Technology: The Next Wave of Interactive Marketing is Here

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When I decided to write a column on recent use and discussion of QR codes, I knew I wanted to follow it with a piece about fresher technology that is used with similar intent. Beacon technology was the first thing that came to mind. I thought of beacons in part because several people I had […]

How Print And Digital Work Together

Last month I wrote a blog explaining some misconceptions of the print industry (did you miss it? If so, you can read it here). As these are all big topics in our industry, I’ve decided that for the next few months I will explore each of these topics a little more in depth. I think […]

Are You Augmenting Your Reality?

Hi! I’m Chloe! I know we are about to start show season and I should be jumping up and down about GraphExpo, labelExpo and the other cool shows, but I’m buried in an Augmented Reality project that is going sideways. Let me share what I’ve learned! I started out, as many of us did, adding […]

New York Magazine Debuts QR Code Marketing Campaign

Welcome to Cross-Media Marketing New York Magazine! Your first dip into the pool was executed very nicely as well… clear offer, tasty incentive, instruction to scan the QR Code, (and bonus that you called it a QR Code!), you also provided a url to the promotion (though not shown below), and your goal, per the […]

QR Codes Make Primetime TV: The Good, The BAD, And The OMG!

Politics and the gargantuan ego of Donald Trump aside, I do like watching The Apprentice. I liked it better when real people were contestants, but since the last few seasons have casted “celebrities” I take what I can get. My interest in the show is marketing based, though admittedly the boardroom scenes can provide a […]

Brazil Makes Tourist Strolls Smartphone-Friendly With #QR Code Sidewalks

This is pretty cool! When I read the AP article I started thinking about the book Angels and Demons and Robert Langdon running through Rome following ancient lines in the street, looking for symbols of earth, air, fire and water to save the kidnapped Vatican Cardinals. In a way this use of QR codes is […]

McDUMB! McDonald’s Tries #QR Codes

It’s hard to believe that there haven’t been any McQR codes before now, but they are certainly going all out by putting them on every bag and soda cup! The codes will lead to nutritional information, but I see two pretty HUGE problems with that.   The first, if I have a bag or a […]